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Re: persian shield


Will move it into total shade w/ the hosta tonight. I guess even morning
sun in Texas is too much. High humidity here due to the close proximity
of Cedar Creek Lake. We can have no rain for 6 months and it's still
humid. That's frustrating. Thanks all for the tips!


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 5/31/2004 6:29:00 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] persian shield

> Pam, our climates are so different, it might be foolish for me to give

> growing tips.  Below is some good info, though.  I know your Zone is right,

> is your humidity high or is it hot and dry?  Perhaps it needs misting.  I

> wish I knew.  good luck.

> 

> Location

> Persian shield is native to Myanmar (formerly called Burma).

> Culture

> Persian shield thrives outdoors in humid climates in rich, well drained

> soil. It tends to get tall and fall over, so pinch back a few times in the

> first half of the growing season to induce branching and thicker, bushier

> foliage. If you don't care about the flowers (which aren't very showy

> anyway), pinch back anytime. Persian shield is difficult to maintain indoors

> since it needs bright light, high humidity, and warm temperatures.

> Light: Persian shield does well in partial shade. Indoors, Persian shield

> needs a bright location. Keep Persian shield out of direct mid-day sun in

> summer. It does best with direct sun in the morning and shade in the

> afternoon.

> Moisture: Persian shield is not at all drought tolerant and should be

> watered before the soil dries out. Reduce watering in the dormant season.

> House plants should be misted several times a week. They suffer if humidity

> falls much below 50%, and are best grown in the greenhouse. Water with soft

> water or, better yet, rain water.

> Hardiness: USDA Zones 9 - 10. Persian shield is everpurple in zones 10 and

> 11; it dies to the ground after frost, but may sprout back in spring in zone

> 9 and possibly in zone 8, especially if you mulch the roots. Keep

> houseplants above 60:F (15.6:C).

> 

> Kitty

> 

> ----- Original Message ----- 

> From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>

> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

> Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 5:06 PM

> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Rosa 'Paul's Himalayan Musk Rambler'

> 

> 

> > Kitty - that IS a pretty one! Hey, my Persian Shield is drooping like

> > crazy despite only getting morning sun, protected from most of the wind

> > on the porch and being watered every day. Should I bring it indoors

> > before the heat kills it completely??

> >

> >

> > Pam Evans

> > Kemp, TX

> > zone 8A

> > ----- Original Message -----

> > From: Kitty

> > Sent: 5/31/2004 10:11:18 AM

> > To: gardenchat@hort.net

> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rosa 'Paul's Himalayan Musk Rambler'

> >

> > > Thanks Zem.  I just wish the bloom time was longer.  We're trying a

> couple

> >

> > > of season long blooming climbers, only about 12 ft though, at the

> Display

> >

> > > Gardens, supposedly very fragrant.

> >

> > > Kitty

> >

> > > ----- Original Message ----- 

> >

> > > From: <Zemuly@aol.com>

> >

> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

> >

> > > Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 8:18 AM

> >

> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rosa 'Paul's Himalayan Musk Rambler'

> >

> > >

> >

> > >

> >

> > > > Kitty, your yard is so pretty, and that rose is one of my favorites.

> >

> > > > zem

> >

> > > >

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